Whatever stage your students are at, it's never too soon for them to be thinking about their future. Competition for jobs is fierce, and having a degree is no longer enough. This indispensable guide helps students to create their own personal development programme and develop the skills and capabilities required by today's employers. Step by step, it takes students from the initial stages of setting goals and defining success through to the application process for their dream job. Internationally acclaimed study skills author Stella Cottrell provides students with the ingredients they need to create their own recipe for success. This versatile resource is ideal for students on personal development modules from foundation through to postgraduate level. It can also be used independently by students from all disciplines.
Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, and Skills for Success: Personal Development and Employability. She was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.
Introduction: Taking Charge of your Life, Learning and Career.- PART I: SELF-MANAGEMENT.- 1. The Vision: What does 'Success' Mean to You?.- 2. Know Yourself.- 3. Understanding your Personal Performance.- 4. Successful Self-Management.- PART II: PEOPLE AND TASKs.- 5. People Skills.- 6. Successful Problem-Solving and Task Management .- PART III: EXTEND YOUR THINKING.- 7. Thinking Outside of the Box.- 8. The Art of Reflection.- PART IV: EMPLOYABILITY: ENHANCING YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS.- 9. What do Employers Really Want?.- 10. Getting the Job You Want.- 11. Maintaining Good Personal Records.- 12. Drawing it Together.- 13. Resource Bank.- Useful Websites.- References.- Index.